Another Great Night of Kickboxing From Legacy!!
Kickboxing is here to stay! Legacy held it’s third kickboxing event Friday (all this year) and it was another night full of dynamic striking.
Houston July 25, 2015– Legacy Kickboxing 3 took place on July 24, 2015 at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, TX. The main event featured a pair of European imports as “The Bullet” Valentina Shevchenko (56-1) took on Belgian Anke Van Gestel (31-8-3). There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Shevchenko lately and she showed why that is. “The Bullet” dispatched Van Gestel via unanimous decision and it never really looked like Shevchenko unleashed her entire arsenal. She improves to an amazing 57-1.
LK3 also saw the final two spots for their one-night light heavyweight tournament filled. In the first quarterfinal matchup of the night, the Dutchman Andres Van Engelenmade quick work of Danny Mitchell landing a hard shot to his temple that dropped him and stopped the fight less than a minute in. The second fight featured a crazy fight between Manny Mancha and Fernando Almeida. Both fighters came out swinging and there were about 5 total knockdowns before Mancha came out on top in Round 2.
Also on the card, Richard Abraham defeated fellow Lion Fight vet Daniel Kim and UFC-vet Sean Soriano earned an impressive win in his pro kickboxing debut.
Highlights from the broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY KICKBOXING 3 are available below, presented by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello:
Official results from Legacy Kickboxing 3 are as follows:
Main Event – 135 pounds – Valentina Schevchenko (57-1) defeated Anke Van Gestel (31-9-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).
Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal – 209 pounds – Manny Mancha (12-2) defeated Fernando Almeida (10-6) via TKO at 0:41 in round two.
Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal – 209 pounds – Andres Van Engelen (9-1) defeated Danny Mitchell (4-2) via TKO at 0:52 in round one.
160 pound fight – Richard Abraham (7-2) defeated Daniel Kim (4-3-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
147 pound fight – Sean Soriano (1-0) defeated Josh Glover (1-1) via TKO (retirement) at 0:10 in round three.
140 pound fight – Jordan Weiland (21-4) defeated Sam Mongonia (18-5) via majority decision (30-26, 29-27, 28-28).
155 pound fight – Nethaneel Mongonia (16-8) defeated Adam Edgerton (27-12) via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29).